The most important
work we do at CWA is at the bargaining table, gaining better wages,
working conditions and terms of employment for our members. But again
and again, we see how many advances made at the bargaining table can be
lost through a single action of Congress or a state legislature.
Virtually every day Congress and state legislatures across the country
make decisions that vitally affect us-regarding telecommunications
policy, taxes, social
security, safety and health, the budget, pensions, our children's
schools. The list is endless.
The concerns of
working families are every bit as valid as those of corporate interests.
Union members know that working families have the right to be heard in
the American political process. Without their voice, there would be no
employer-provided health care, no minimum wage, no overtime pay, no job
safety protections, and no retirement or job security.